Abuse victims and Failure Part 1
By Anna Waldherr A Voice Reclaimed
“The Cat in the Hat” by Dr. Seuss, Source http://www.dvidshub.net (VIRIN 170302-F-EZ530-010), Arthur Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson (PD as work product of federal gov’t)
“Today you are YOU,
That is TRUER than true.
There is NO ONE alive
Who is YOUER than YOU!”
– Dr. Seuss
As abuse victims, most of us are familiar with failure. This is not necessarily because we have failed.
Many victims are successful in the work world. Work may actually help us to deal with the abuse we once endured. It can provide a focus for our energies, sometimes to the point of exhaustion .
What we experience, however, is a persistent feeling of having failed in the most important arena of all; having failed at love.
This feeling stems, in part, from a mistaken belief that we “deserved” the abuse to which we were subjected (surely, if we had been lovable, we would…
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